James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William Henry Harrison, 21 December 1803 (Abstract)

§ To William Henry Harrison

21 December 1803, Department of State. “I have just received your letter of the 17th. ult. [not found] requesting permission to employ a printer in Kentucky to publish some of the laws of your Territory. I have no authority by law to cause such publications to be made, that of the 8th. May 1792,1 being inapplicable to the present case, I can only suggest that the contingent fund, annually appropriated for the government of the Indiana Territory, seems to embrace such an expense, and that on the account being transmitted to the Treasury with your or the Secretary’s certificate to its correctness payment would be made.”2

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